IGP BANS SARS OFFICIALS FROM CONDUCTING STOP AND SEARCH

Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have been prohibited by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris from conducting stop and search operations on roads. He made thins known in a meeting with the commanders of Police Anti Robbery squads across the country at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

The IG also said that the unit would be confined to its established roles of preventing, confronting and solving cases related to armed robbery and generally protect the public from armed robbery and other violent crimes. Similarly, he warned the operatives to desist from serving as bodyguards to prominent personalities.
 
The police boss further warned the operatives to cease involvement in civil matters including land disputes, personal disputes, debt collection and every other civil matter. He disclosed that SARS operatives would always appear in dressing clearly showing their official unit for identification.
 

He disclosed that the changes became necessary following the yearnings of Nigerians who were disturbed by the activities of the unit across the country and the need to adhere to international best practice in policing.
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